African American Cultural Society

The mission and purpose of the African American Cultural Society, Inc. is to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through educational, artistic, intellectual and social activities and services deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community.

Periodically we highlight one of our committee chairpersons. This is the tireless Victor Krause. Chair the Public Affairs, Scribe Newsletter, and Nominating and Election committees. Victor is also a member of the Executive Board serving as Financial Secretary. Most of us agree Victor is the “go-to guy” at AACS. Victor, thank you for all that you do.

AACS Membership has its benefits

  • AACS educates and interprets our rich African American culture.
  • AACS owns the beautiful Cultural Center building and five surrounding acres.
  • AACS is a repository to preserve our history of African American accomplishments.

  • AACS evidences our concern for our youth by offering training, programs and relevant activities.

  • AACS perpetuates our culture through the presentation of visual and performing arts.

Become a Member Today!

Upcoming Programs & Events

African Films

AACS Cultural Film Presentation (cancelled)

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 7, 2021

African Studies

AACS African Study Group (Cancelled)

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2021

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 26, 2021

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration

June 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

News

  • Merritt

May 21st, 2020|Comments Off on The Passing of Kathleen Merritt

Kathleen Merritt With deepest sorrow we announce the passing of long time member and former financial secretary Kathleen Merritt. I ask that you keep her family and friends in your prayers. Please [...]

  • Ann Bernard

May 17th, 2020|Comments Off on Passing of Ann Bernard

With Deep Sorrow We announce the passing of long time member Ann Bernard. We ask that you keep her family in your prayers as we join them in mourning her. Joe Matthews AACS, Inc. President [...]

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT AACS

James Sharpe

“As a Founding Member, I am very proud of what we accomplished in the early days. There were many sleepless nights as we grappled with how to get the land and how to pay for construction. All the issues were worked out, and the results is this beautiful building you see here today. I invite you to become a member today”

James Sharpe
Jim Lee

“As original lifetime members, Elva and I were involved from the very beginning. Jim was a member of the “Construction Cabinet” that supervised the overall construction from permitting to final occupancy. Elva was a member of the group that wrote the charter and bylaws and got the approval from the State. We highly recommend AACS as a place to enrich your heritage”

Jim & Elva Lee

“As chairperson of the membership committee, I encourage all to become members to help perpetuate African American cultural experience. Among the reasons to join are: AACS educates and interprets our history, AACS promotes and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, AACS provides exciting, trips, social events, lectures, and many other activities.”

Jean Tanner

Dee and I have used the African American Cultural Society facilities for a few years now to conduct our meetings and other events. The building is beautiful and the administered staff is great to work with. We highly recommend it for your next event.

Mike & Dee Cocchiola

“I recently moved to Florida from California. As an outgoing people person, I was looking for an organization that offers social activities as well as cultural enrichment activities. AACS more than meets both requirements.  I am glad I became a member.”

Geri Wright

“We all wanted a place to call our own. Originally, the idea was to create a social club. But some of us wanted something more along the lines of a cultural club. The African American Cultural Society was born after considerable discussion. The result of the early discussion is what you see now; a place to celebrate our heritage.”

William (Chappie) Williams